A Collaborative Model to Improve the Training of Student Interns in Medical Settings The following article was presented at the ASH A 1999 Convention in San Francisco. Due to the increasing demands of professionals working in health care settings, there is less and less time to commit to the training of future clinicians and thus fewer health care agencies are willing to provide ... Article
Article  |   October 01, 2000
A Collaborative Model to Improve the Training of Student Interns in Medical Settings
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  • Lisa C. O’Connor
    California State University, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
  • Editor’s note: Affiliates who wish to contact the author to discuss this collaborative program in greater depth can call her at 323-343-4692, fax her at 323-661-9374, or email her at loconno@calstatela.edu.
    Editor’s note: Affiliates who wish to contact the author to discuss this collaborative program in greater depth can call her at 323-343-4692, fax her at 323-661-9374, or email her at loconno@calstatela.edu.×
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Article   |   October 01, 2000
A Collaborative Model to Improve the Training of Student Interns in Medical Settings
SIG 11 Perspectives on Administration and Supervision, October 2000, Vol. 10, 23-24. doi:10.1044/aas10.3.23
SIG 11 Perspectives on Administration and Supervision, October 2000, Vol. 10, 23-24. doi:10.1044/aas10.3.23
The following article was presented at the ASH A 1999 Convention in San Francisco.
Due to the increasing demands of professionals working in health care settings, there is less and less time to commit to the training of future clinicians and thus fewer health care agencies are willing to provide internship experiences. Yet, in order to meet the complex clinical needs and ever evolving demands in the changing health care environment, on-site training at a medical facility is critical if we are to adequately prepare speech-language pathology and audiology graduate students for service delivery in these settings. An informal survey of speech-language pathologists and audiologists working in medical settings in Southern California indicated there was a need to strengthen the relationship between the university training programs and the professional community working in these settings. To address this need, members of the Southern California Medical Speech Pathology and Audiology Council (SCMC) and members from three of the six graduate training programs in Southern California met to explore common issues and concerns. The major problems identified were:
  1. Lack of information about what is expected of master clinicians (supervisors) during the internship experience.

  2. Lack of consistency in conveying the expectations for the internship experience from one university program to another.

  3. Lack of standards in the student evaluation process. There was great disparity in the student evaluation tools used by the various universities and site supervisors had to continually adjust to these varied procedures.

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